• Project Director

    Posting Date 4 months ago(10/8/2018 9:12 AM)
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    Epidemiology and Population Health

    Founded in 1955, the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Einstein) is one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. A full-time faculty of some 2,000 conducts research, teaches, and delivers health care in every major biomedical specialty. The college has some 730 medical students, 193 Ph.D. students, 106 MD/Ph.D. students and 275 postdoctoral fellows.


    Einstein’s major strength, in addition to training physicians and scientists, is its science. During fiscal year 2015, the faculty’s consistently high level of scientific achievement resulted in the awarding of more than $150 million in peer-reviewed grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).


    Einstein is part of Montefiore Medicine Academic Health System, an integrated academic delivery system comprising seven campuses, including 8 hospitals, a multi-county ambulatory network, a new state-of-the art “hospital without beds”, a skilled nursing facility, school of nursing, home health agency, and the state’s first freestanding emergency department. As the University Hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Montefiore is a premier academic health system, employing Einstein’s clinical faculty and training Einstein’s medical students, over 1,300 residents, 420 allied health students, and 1,600 nursing students annually.


    The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.



    We are seeking a public health professional with the ability to implement and manage day to day activities of a large, multifaceted component of a major public health effort. The Project Director will report to Dr. Rapkin and will manage research project activities across several major studies in public health and health care delivery. All Project Director activities will be planned and monitored in close conjunction with Dr. Gutnick, Medical Director, Montefiore Hudson Valley Collaborative (MHVC). He/she will work with the Einstein MHVC Team to support Domain 4 activities and engagement of Community-Based Organizations (CBOs). Additionally, this position will also provide support for our Innovation Fund partners and working directly with MHVC partners in the Hudson Valley. This position will also support the research team in developing and submitting manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals. The Project Director role is to support behavior change and community health education programs at clinical and CBO Partner sites, and to facilitate non-Medicaid billing CBOs’ participation in mutually beneficial service and referral arrangements with clinical providers.



    • Preparing materials and participating in Innovation Fund and DSRIP-related meetings, , workshops, webinars and other in-person and on-line activities to promote MHVC Partners’ application of Plan-Do-Study-Act (PDSA) resources to Domain 4 goals.
    • Recruit, train, and supervise staff as well as undergraduate and graduate student research interns to support community outreach, data collection and other activities as they arise.
    • Provide data analysis for both research and non-research audiences
    • Prepare manuscripts for academic publications and conferences
    • Maintaining on-going contact with select Partner sites, to support site champions’ efforts to implement PDSA, Innovation Fund, and other DSRIP projects.
    • Assisting with the preparation of quarterly reports to the state for tobacco-related projects.
    • Assisting sites in using MHVC templates to document their PDSA decisions, activities and outcomes. Participating as needed in onsite planning meetings, program implementation and evaluations.
    • Carrying out evaluation organizational capacity and readiness to enhance and sustain cancer prevention and screening programs.
    • Working in concert with MHVC’s Network Development and Engagement Team to facilitate participation of non-Medicaid billing Partners in education and services needed by patients.
    • Establishing and maintaining lines of communication with key leaders at CBOs.
    • Ensuring that Drs. Gutnick, Rapkin and the team are aware of issues and opportunities that emerge in work with MHVC partners.
    • Assist in developing new grant applications and project protocols including support for pilot research, literature review, and communication with collaborators and physician
    • Work with Departmental Administrator(s) at Einstein and other collaborating institutions/agencies to develop and monitor project budgets.


    • Master’s Degree in Public Health or related area strongly preferred.
    • 2-3 years related community-based research experience.
    • Prior supervisory experience strongly preferred.

    Skills and Competencies

    • Excellent project management skills
    • Excellent interpersonal communication, engagement and organizational skills
    • Excellent written, library research and powerpoint presentation skills
    • Familiarity with gathering and analyzing interview, survey and medical records data, including use of statistical software
    • Use of SPSS or similar software to analyze data
    • Experience working in health care quality is a plus
    • Be a team player who is able to work independently to drive projects
    • Be adept at forming collaborative relationships with different organizations
    • Be adept at recruiting, training and managing temporary staff and volunteers as needed to support activities as needed.
    • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish as well as English is highly desirable
    • Supervised field work experience in public health
    • Coaching or teaching experience a plus
    • Outstanding judgment, initiative, and attention to detail are essential.

    Must be able manage competing priorities while supporting Dr. Rapkin’s work with Dr. Gutnick and MHVC. This Project Director must be able to use his/her own automobile for frequent visits to MHVC Partner sites in the Hudson Valley. Mileage will be reimbursed.


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